Becca Anderson's daily devotional is designed to quiet you down and create a space for peace and the nurturance of your soul. Using spirit-lifting quotes from a wide variety of spiritual teachers, writers, poets, and philosophers, she creates monthly focuses on reassurances for uncertain times, serenity prayers, blessings for when you're stressing, meditations for moving forward, and more.
The quality and the range of these spiritual resources is clear from the start as evidenced by this gem:
"TAKE POSITIVE ACTION
In a time of destruction, create something.
A moral principle.
One peaceful moment."
— Maxine Hong Kingston
And here are some spiritual sayings and practices for daily life:
- "Problems are not stop signs; they are guidelines."
— Robert Schuller
- "Be patient. Sometimes you have to go through the worst to get to the best. Give time some time."
— Karen Salmansohn
- "Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind."
— David G. Allen
- "Everything is going to be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end."
— John Lennon
In the closing chapters, Anderson shares calming contemplations, attitudes of gratitude, and ways to look ahead to a new year's reset. Here's one that touched us:
"THE COURAGE TO SERVE OTHERS
Show me the suffering of the most miserable;
So I will know my people's plight.
Free me to pray for others;
For you are present in every person.
Help me take responsibility for my own life;
So that I can be free at last.
Grant me courage to serve others;
For in service there is true life.
Give me honesty and patience;
So that the Spirit will be alive among us.
Let the Spirit flourish and grow.
So that we will never tire of the struggle.
Let us remember those who have died for justice;
For they have given us life.
Help us love even those who hate us;
So we can change the world.
— Cesar E. Chavez